Where Ideas Bring Kids to Life.

“WAGiLabs provides a free open-source curriculum, train-the-teacher sessions, and a collaborative community for our kids in Nigeria to develop and implement their socially innovative ideas.”

Temitope Kalejaiye is an Amnesty International award-winning broadcast journalist and human rights filmmaker

“The Better Business Bureau is pleased to collaborate with WAGiLabs to teach trust, ethics and standards for good business  to elementary school children around the world.’’

Mary Power, former CEO

Council of Better Business Bureaus

“WAGiLabs is a perfect complement to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s TechGYRLS program. TechGYRLS has provided girls with hands-on opportunities to experience STEM disciplines while developing leadership skills. Incorporating WAGiLabs builds on those skills, encouraging participants to create innovative solutions to pervasive social problems while developing empathy in the process.’’

Shelley Bromberek-Lambert

Chief Reimagination Officer

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

WAGi is an abbreviation for the empowering phrase, “What a Great Idea!”. Wagi, our mascot, comes from a long line of creative canines with a mission to do good things. To inspire others, Wagi created WAGiLabs, where kids share ideas and work together to make the world a better place.

Wagi also inspires us to follow the “Wagi Ways” every day. He leads each mission and reminds us to dream big, do good, share ideas and keep going until we reach our goals.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:


625 Worthington Drive, Suite 301

Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA


Phone: +1 434-296-6138

Skype: chicthompson